Wednesday, May 27, 2009

"The Naked Earth Is Warm With Spring"


I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become, I will always plant a large garden in the spring. Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy that one gets from participating in nature's rebirth? ~Edward Giobbi
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There are two things that signify hope for the future to meThe first is raising a child
The second is planting a garden
I garden bare footed - I love getting my feet in the earth.

The naked earth is warm with Spring,
And with green grass and bursting trees
Leans to the sun's kiss glorying,
And quivers in the sunny breeze.
~Julian Grenfell

20 comments:

Vicky said...

Oh my cow, now that is a garden plot!! I am way jealous. Please share more, what do you plant? We have the tiniest space so I've taken my flower beds for some of the vegetable plants. Barefoot is the best way.

Beautiful poem, it really sums it up well :)

~Thought's By Dena~ said...

wow what a great garden area!!!! Love the pics and love the little quote you shared...cant wait to see pics of the garden when its full of veggies!!!!!

Homer and Queen said...

We have a garden also but it is planted in the desert! No lush green grass here!

Adam said...

gardens are amazing. i love to grow tomatoes, my grand mother said I grew the best tomatoes, but the only bad thing is that I hate tomatoes.

weird.

Polly said...

your garden is so beautiful, it made me feel sorry I live in a city!

marinik said...

I love your garden, it reminds me of my grandparents place back home, it's so great that you get the kids involved, they'll have great memories and will learn a few things as well. I love being barefoot in the dirt :)

Dash said...

its too hot here to garden, but like you, i love walking barefoot on the ground. Very satisfying indeed. :)

Vintage Inspired Jewelry said...

Gardening one of my most favorite things. Have fun..Kathi

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

You are so industrious...huge garden and how absolutely cool that the kids are helping too. Great memories for them!

julochka said...

mentioning naked today.

mention sex tomorrow and you'll be BoN before you know it! ;-)

Just Jules said...

Julochka - I thought of that when I chose the title! I will have to go for the word sex tomorrow - should I put it in the title?

TheChicGeek said...

I'm afraid of the worms when I'm barefoot...LOL
Your garden looks lovely! I've been working on mine too :)
And, I love the new banner up there...so springy and pretty!

Have a Happy Day, Julie :)

Kacie said...

I also love feeling the dirt between my toes. :) Your garden will be marvelous, I'm sure!

MagnificentDebra said...

Yea for Gardening! Love the pictures...what a huge huge plot! What are you planting? Who will be the weeder? I love the outhouse...it's white and beautiful! I am envious. I can't imagine going barefoot. I wear my clogs and sandels without socks and my feet get filthy! I have to soak and scrub them to get them clean, then re-cut my toenails to get them clean. Want more pics as your garden grows.

Janet said...

Great post Jules. and i love your new header! and the slide show of your bird feeder and flowers.

Delwyn said...

Hi Jules,
how did you get that soil so fine and friable?
It looks like anything will grow...
Have you got a few acres of land?

Happy Days

adrienne said...

I'd love to have a garden plot like that!
Happy planting.

Tara Thayer said...

Hi Jules. Love the new header. I see you found Picnik. It is really beautiful. tt

Tara Thayer said...

Oh, and also-the other sign of hope for the future is to marry again. Hopeful, faithful, optimistic. And just a little bit stupid. But oh, so happy.

Liss said...

I think your garden bed is bigger than my backyard!!!

Gardening barefoot, Something that I haven't heard of before but does sound like fun.